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Books and Reading: Middle School Staff Reads

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We asked BGS Middle School teachers to share their favourite reads and authors - Why not add one or two to your Must Reads list?

MR KENNY

CURRENTLY READING


'All Quiet on the Western Front'
Erich Maria Remarque

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Hermann Hesse, Dominique Lapierre, Paulo Coelho, Hilary Mantel, James Fenimore Cooper, Viktor Frankl

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Siddartha by Herman Hesse

 

 


 

MR LITTLEFAIR

CURRENTLY READING


'A Monster Calls'
Patrick Ness

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Terry Pratchett and Mitch Albom

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

 

 

 


 

 

MS SANDERSON

CURRENTLY READING


'A Clash of Kings'
George R. R. Martin

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Jessie Burton, Jeffrey Eugenides, Philip Pullman & Khaled Hosseini 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


All the Light We Cannot See, Maus, The Miniaturist, His Dark Materials trilogy, The Book Thief, The Harry Potter series, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And the Mountains Echoed, The God of Small Things & Midnight's Children

 

 


 

 

MS GARDNER

CURRENTLY READING


'The Dry'
Jane Harper

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'The Spook's Secret'
Joseph Delaney

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'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance'
Angela Duckworth

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MS TAP

CURRENTLY READING


'Crazy Rich Asians'
Kevin Kwan

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Kevin Hearne
Raymond Feist
Jack Whyte

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Iron Druid Chronicles - (Hearne)
Camulod Chronicles - (Whyte)


 

 

MR GRICE

CURRENTLY READING


'Surprised by Joy'
C.S. Lewis

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Agatha Christie; Alistair MacLean; C.S. Lewis

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks & The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow by A.J. Mackinnon


 

 

MR LEWIS

CURRENTLY READING


'Boy Swallows Universe'
Trent Dalton

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'After the first death'
Robert Cormier

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'Brand New Ancients'
Kate Tempest

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FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, J.K. Rowling & George Orwell

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin are recent books that I lost myself in.

MR LOBASCHER

CURRENTLY READING


'12 Rules For Life'
Jordan B Peterson

MS BIRKS

CURRENTLY READING


'Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine'
Gail Honeymoon

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Lionel Shriver, Nick Earls

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

 

 

MS POWER

CURRENTLY READING


'The Botanist's Daughter'
Kayte
Nunn

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Too many to list but I am partial to Australian authors.

 

RECOMMENDED READING


Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Underworld by Don Delillo, Collected Stories by Flannery O'Connor & A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

 


 

 

MS FITZGERALD

CURRENTLY READING


'The Liew of Locke Lamora'
Scott Lynch

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Melina Marchetta, George Orwell & Marcus Zuzak

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Book Thief, Animal Farm & The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MS MILLER

CURRENTLY READING


'My Mother's Secret'
J.L.
Witterick

 

FAVOURITE AUTHORS


Jane Austen, Charles Dickens & Agatha Christie

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING


The Silent Wife by A. Harrison. (About betrayal, revenge and murder.)